RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 381   ABV: 12.7%
It’s Big, it’s Bad, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, with Coffee and Cocoa Nibs.

One Big Bad Imperial Stout with Cocoa nibs and Coffee beans. Each season’s release uses a different dark roasted coffee.

ABV may vary between batches: 10.2% to 12.7%

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BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured as a taster at Denver taproom. smells like coffee/espresso and dark choc underneath, very coffee’ish, dark cocoa underneath, round mouthfeel, alcohol obv apparent.

conway (2210) - - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma and taste are mostly coffee grinds. Just feels incomplete, like someone is ringing a coffee filter out into my mouth. Not for me.

harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Batch 19: 10.4% It’s black with a sheet of light tan foam. Smells like coffee mostly, then some cocoa, some coconut notes, some vanilla, tannic oak. Flavor is bitter and sweet, plain coffee (americano style), some bitter chocolate, some resin, seems a little hoppy, but also like the coffee was added too hot and made the beer overly bitter. Medium bodied for style with almost high carb and a dry finish. Good beer, but not special. From a state with beer stigma, this is a standout, but I would take Uinta’s Labyrinth all day over this.

Ericular (1037) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
The coffee in this is more assertive than any other beer I’ve had to date. The aroma is enjoyable fresh roasted coffee. The taste continues the theme, with effort required to pick out much else. Overall I enjoyed it more than I’d expect, but I’d have to be in the mood for coffee to ever buy it again.

hallinghansen (3418) - Odense SV, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2013
Trade from Sean9689, thanks bro. Release #13. Black body with a small brown head. Roasted malt, coffe, cocoa, whiskey notes, light smoke. The flavor is bitter hard roasted coffee with a light boozy whiskey finish. This is quite good.

DCLawyer (2914) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bomber->snifter. Deep black with faint tan head. Strong coffee and chocolate, some roasted malt and booze. Very good straightforward IS.

dansac (114) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Very nice, bold imperial sout. Lots of chocolate, and coffee. Smooth texture to go with it. Hides the booze well; not crazy bitter, or smoky. Pretty good stuff!

luttonm (6750) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
6oz draft at Brouwer’s. Big dry coffee, a bit burnt. Amazing brown lacing, alc around glass. Milk chocolate, sweet alcohol, a little burn at the back of the tongue. Bitter chocolate finish. Great!

Frahmo (320) - Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2013
release #19 10.4% ABV. 22oz bomber, poured pitch black with a brown head. Very strong coffee aroma and flavor. Hints of chocolate, but those were overwhelmed by a bitter coffee flavor that left a bitter almost dry aftertaste. Usually there is more chocolate in the flavor, just not this release.

presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Espresso coffee chunk. The end of a great GABF trip to Denver. Two trips no festival ratings but great experiences and trips to local pubs and breweries.

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